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Latest Legal News

Latest Legal News

Model Tenancy Agreement now Available for New Residential Tenancies

Further to the new Private Residential Tenancy (“PRT”) regime which comes into force on 1 Dec 2017, the Scottish Government has now published the Model Tenancy Agreement which they had promised to introduce as a suggested template for new PRT agreements.

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Will You Text Me Before You Go?

Amanda Davy

An Australian court recently accepted an unsent, draft mobile text message as an official Will. Found on his phone after a man’s death, the text left all that he had to his brother and nephew and detailed bank information, as well as instructions for the scattering of his ashes. The message concluded with the words ‘my will’. The man’s widow contested the validity of the Will, based on the fact that it had not been sent but the court ruled that the informal nature of the message did not stop it representing the man’s intentions. 

Were these really the man’s intentions?

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LChalmers

Breaking News: The End of the Road for the Strategic Transport Fund

The Supreme Court has this morning found that the Strategic Transport Fund which was put in place by Aberdeen City and Shire Strategic Development Planning Authority is unlawful (read the judgment here). This decision upholds the judgment of the Court of Session issued last year.

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